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Li Tang, PhD
Li Tang, PhD

Li Tang, PhD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty



PhD (Biostatistics)

Research Interests

  • Measurement Error; Missing Data; Clinical Trials; Observational Studies
  • Prediction; Validation; Diagnostic Testing; Microbiome Analysis

Selected Publications

Hakim H, Dallas R, Schultz-Cherry S, Wolf J, Jeha S, Pui CH, Tang L, Sun Y, Rosch J. Gut Microbiome Composition as a Predictor of Infection Risk during Chemotherapy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2018 (in press).

Sun Y, Huskey RL, Tang L, Inaba H, Gaur AH, Ribeiro R, Rubnitz J, Wolf J. Adverse effects of intravenous vancomycin-based prophylaxis during therapy for pediatric acute myeloid leukemia. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2018 (in press). PMID: 29229640 DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01838-17 Supervisee as first author

Sykes A, Gerhardt E, Tang L, Anderson EE. The Effectiveness of Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Children with Acute Leukemia. The Journal of Pediatrics 2018 (in press). PMID: 29173310 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.08.071 Supervisee as first author

Penkerta RP, Hurwitza JL, Thomas P, Rosch J, Dowdye J, Sun Y, Tang L, Hankins JS. Initial and sustained inflammatory molecule reduction with disease-modifying therapy in children with sickle cell disease. Haematologica 2018 (in press). PMID: 29146708 DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2017.177360

Mukkada S, Smithc CK, Aguilarc D, Sykes A, Tang L, Dolendo M, Caniza MA. Evaluation of a Fever-Management Algorithm in a Pediatric Cancer Center in a Low-Resource Setting. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2018 (in press). PMID: 28895277 DOI: 10.1002/pbc.26790

Wolf J, Tang L,  Flynn PM,  Pui  CH, Gaur AH, Sun Y, Inaba H, Stewart T, Hayden  RT, Hakim H, Jeha S. Levofloxacin Prophylaxis During Induction Therapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2018 (in press). PMID: 29020310 DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix644

Wong SS, DeBeauchamp J, Zanin M, Sun Y, Tang L, Webby R. H5N1 influenza vaccine induces a less robust neutralizing antibody response than seasonal trivalent and H7N9 influenza vaccines. NPJ Vaccine 2018 (in press). doi:10.1038/s41541-017-0017-5

Hurwitz JL, Jones BG, Penkert R, Ganesbom S, Sun Y, Tang L, Bramley AM, Jain S, McCullers JA, Arnold SR. Low Retinol-Binding Protein and Vitamin D Levels Are Associated with Severe Outcomes in Children Hospitalized with Lower Respiratory Tract Infection and Respiratory Syncytial Virus or Human Metapneumovirus Detection. The Journal of Pediatrics 2018 (in press). PMID: 28578159 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.04.061

Millisor VE, Roberts JK, Sun Y, Tang L, Daryani VM, Gregornik D, Cross SJ, Ward D, Pauley JL, Molinelli A, Brennan RC, Stewart CF. Derivation of a New Equation to Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate in Pediatric Oncology Patients. Pediatric Nephrology 2018 (in press). PMID: 28573537 DOI: 10.1007/s00467-017-3693-5

Gaur AH, Bundy DG, Werner EJ, Hord JD, Miller MR, Tang L, Lawlor JP, Billett AL and the Children’s Hospital Association Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Network (CCBDN). A Prospective, Holistic, Multicenter Approach to Tracking and Understanding Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Patients. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2018 (in press). PMID: 28399945 DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.57

Liu X, Winter B, Tang L, Zhang B, Zhang Z, Zhang H. Simulating Comparisons of Different Computing Algorithms Fitting Zero-inflated Poisson Models for Zero abundant Counts. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 97:2609-2621, 2017. Doi:10.1080/00949655.2017.1327590

Zhang H, He H, Lu N, Zhu L, Zhang B, Zhang Z, Tang L. A Non-parametric Model to Address Overdispersed Count Response in a Longitudinal Data Setting with Missingness. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 26:1461-1475, 2017. PMID: 25944850 DOI: 10.1177/0962280215583397

Wong SS, Duan S, DeBeauchamp J, Zanin M, Kercher L, Sonnberg S, Fabrizio T, Jeevan T, Crumpton JC, Oshansky C, Sun Y, Tang L, Thomas P, Webby R. The immune correlate of protection for an avian influenza H5N1 vaccine in the ferret model by using oil-in-water adjuvants. Scientific Report 7:44727, 2017. PMID: 28303960 DOI: 10.1038/srep44727

Dallas RH, Loew MM, Wilkins ML, Sun Y, Tang L, Porter JS, Gaur AH. Body Image and Risk Behaviors in Youth with HIV. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 31:176-181, 2017. PMID: 28332857 DOI: 10.1089/apc.2016.0259

Hayden RT, Sun Y, Tang L, Procop GW, Hillyard DR, Pinsky BA, Young SA, Caliendo AM. Progress in Quantitative Viral Load Testing: Variability and Impact of the WHO Quantitative International Standards. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 55:423-430, 2017. PMID: 27852673 DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02044-16

Hayden RT, Clinton LK, Hewitt C, Koyamatsu T, Sun Y, Jamison G, Perkins R, Tang L, Pounds S, Bankowski MJ. Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Using Forward Laser Light Scatter Technology. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 54:2701-2706, 2017. PMID: 27558176 DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01475-16

Zhang Z, Liu W, Zhang B, Tang L, Zhang J. Causal Inference with Missing Exposure Information: Methods and Applications to an Obstetric Study. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 25:2053-2066, 2016. PMID: 24318273 DOI: 10.1177/0962280213513758

Zhang Z, Chu J, Rahardja D, Zhang H, Tang L. Responder Analysis without Dichotomization. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 26:1125-1135 2016. PMID: 27540771 DOI: 10.1080/10543406.2016.1226325

Tang L, Sun Y, Buelow D, Gu Z, Caliendo AM, Pounds S, Hayden R. Quantitative Assessment of Commutability for Clinical Viral Load Testing Using a Digital PCR-based Reference Standard. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 54:1616-1623, 2016. PMID: 27076654 DOI: 10.1128/JCM.03346-15

Hakim H, Allison KJ, Van de Velde LA, Tang L, Sun Y, Flynn PM, McCullers JA. Immunogenicity and safety of high-dose trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine compared to standard-dose vaccine in children and young adults with cancer or HIV infection. Vaccine 34:3141-3148, 2016. PMID: 27129426 DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.04.053

Wolf J, Sun Y, Tang L,  Newland J, Gerber JS, Dyke CJ, Hymes SR, Yu D, Carias DC, Bryant PA, and Pedeatric Hematology/Oncology Amtimicrobial Stewardship Interest Group. Antimicrobial Stewardship Barriers and Goals in Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation: A Survey of Antimicrobial Stewardship Practitioners. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 37:343-347, 2016. PMID: 26639441 DOI: 10.1017/ice.2015.295

Wilkins ML, Dallas RH, Porter JS, Tang L, Sun Y, Magdovitz-Frankfurt P, Gaur AH. Characterizing Body Image in Youth with HIV. AIDS and Behavior 20:1585-1590, 2016. PMID: 26721247 DOI: 10.1007/s10461-015-1271-z

Huang L, Tang L, Zhang B, Zhang Z, Zhang H. Comparison of Different Computational Implementations on Fitting Generalized Linear Mixed-effects Models for Repeated Count Measures. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 86:2392-2404, 2015. Doi:10.1080/00949655.2015.1111376

Tang L*, Lyles RH, King CC, Celantano D, Lo Y. Binary Regression with Differentially Misclassified Response and Exposure Variables. Statistics in Medicine 34:1605-1620, 2015. PMID: 25652841 DOI: 10.1002/sim.6440 * Corresponding Author

Tang L*, Lyles RH, King CC, Hogan JW, Lo Y. Regression Analysis for Differentially Misclassified Correlated Binary Outcomes. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C 64:433-449, 2015. PMID: 26005223 DOI: 10.1111/rssc.12081 * Corresponding Author

Wong SS, Kaplan B, Zanin M, Debeauchamp J, Kercher L, Crumpton JC, Seiler P, Sun Y, Tang L, Krauss S, Webster R, Webby RJ. Impact of Adjuvants on the Immunogenicity and Efficacy of Split-virion H7N9 Vaccine in Ferrets. Journal of Infectious Diseases 212:542-551, 2015. PMID: 25712975 DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiv099

Tang L.*, Lyles R.H., Ye Y., Lo Y. and King C.C. Extended Matrix and Inverse Matrix Methods Utilizing Internal Validation Data When Both Disease and Exposure Status Are Misclassified. Epidemiologic Methods 2013; 2: 49–66.  [**CDC/ATSDR Statistical Science Award Winning Paper**] PMID: 25844304 DOI: 10.1515/em-2013-0008 * Corresponding Author

Guo Y, Tang L. A Hierarchical Model for Probabilistic Independent Component Analysis of Multi-subject fMRI Studies. Biometrics 69:970–981, 2013. PMID: 24033125 DOI: 10.1111/biom.12068

Lyles RH, Tang L, Lin J, Zhang Z, Mukherjee B. Likelihood-based Methods for Regression Analysis with Binary Exposure Status Assessed by Pooling. Statistics in Medicine 31:2485-2497, 2012. PMID: 22415630 DOI: 10.1002/sim.4426

Lyles RH, Tang L, Superak HM, King CC, Celantano D, Lo Y, Sobel J. Validation Data-Based Adjustments for Outcome Misclassification in Logistic Regression: An Illustration. Epidemiology 22:589-597, 2011. PMID: 21487295 DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3182117c85

Last update: March 2018